New 05 owner today!

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by cmikel, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. cmikel

    cmikel New Member

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    Just purchased a white 2005 today! I have been lurking on the forums for a while but this is my first post. I purchased it from a chevy dealer and thanks to the great information on this site I knew way more about the car than the salesman. When we went to test drive the car he smuggly told me I had to put the key in to start the car. He thought something was wrong when away we went with no key in the ignition. Funny yes, but since he was not really informed it makes me wonder about the technicians that inspected the car. Looks like I'll be busy tomorrow changing the oil to mobile one and doing my own detailed inspection. The downside to not going through a toyota dealer is that I don't really know what options it has. I know it has the single disc player and no nav. It has fog lights and side curtain airbags. The most awesome part about the purchase was getting 53mpg average on the 30 mile trip home. I wasn't driving granny style, but a little slower than normal. Also, I had my first encounter with a big SUV doing 90mph on the Interstate. As he flew around me I looked at the 50+ mpg avg and smiled and waved as he flipped me the bird.
     
  2. janders

    janders Junior Member

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    Congrats. The truck driver - some people just don't get it. Anyhow, you should be able to get a list of the options and option package your car came with by calling a Toyota dealership and giving them your VIN. They normally only give that out to owners. I got a list for my car before I bought it when I took it in for a pre-purchase inpection at a Toyota dealership.

     
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  3. cmikel

    cmikel New Member

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    Thanks for the help. The inspection from Toyota prob would have been a good idea. Oh well, I may take it by next week for them to look at. Then again, this site is great and has a ton of information.
    Packages- I think I have if figured out. When all else fails, the search button is your friend!
     
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